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Do car manufacturers have to stock parts for 3 years after ending production?

I think I once read/heard somewhere that vehicle manufacturers have to stock parts or have parts available for vehicles that have produced for at least 3 years after the end of production? Is this ...
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Where do third-party spare part vendors get the information which parts fit which models?

I work in the Automotive industry in a small company that supplies parts to different vehicle manufacturers. We sometimes have a hard time finding out which models our parts go into, the manufacturers ...
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Is the OE number genuine parts or not?

From my understanding if you have the OE number then you can find the exact part supplied to the manufacturer for your car. However if I search by oe number I can see different suppliers using the ...
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OEM/Genuine vs Aftermarket CV Axles

I'm trying to get a bearing on some mixed stories about problems with aftermarket axles. There's many stories about balancing problems with them that I'd like to substantiate. My question is then ...
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Shop preference for OEM parts, why?

A factory part breaks or wears out. Independant shops I have used insist on replacing with the same OEM part when reputable aftermarket parts are available at less cost. Given hard evidence of ...
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Is it 'safe' to use standard Jubilee clips(Hose Clamps) instead of OEM clips on carb>Head Insulator?

I have many Jubilee clips(Hose clamps to you maybe) so it would peeve me to spend over £20 on Carb Insulator Bands if I don't really need them. The Carb Insulator Rubbers connect the carb to the Head ...
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In general, are there signficant differences between OEM and non-OEM brake parts?

The cost of OEM parts for some cars are just completely crazy, compared to the cost of non OEM, third party parts for the same cars. That said, the quality of the cars must be at least somewhat ...
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Is there any car that comes from factory with a integrated dashcam?

I have a car dash cam on my car and I think it does not really integrate well to the car. It blocks some of the view and may attract thieves. Is there any car that as an integrated dashcam from the ...
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Rotors - Slotted and cross drilled, are they better than OEM rotors?

I have a 2010 Grand Caravan which eats brakes. In 75.000 Kms they have been done three times. I'm wondering if slotted and cross drilled discs may be better than OEM? It is mostly city driving ...